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The alsaconf utility adds this to the /etc/modules.conf section as second audio device:

alias snd-card-1 snd-usb-audio
alias sound-slot-1 snd-card-1
alias sound-service-1-0 snd-mixer-oss
alias sound-service-1-1 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-1-3 snd-pcm-oss
alias sound-service-1-8 snd-seq-oss
alias sound-service-1-12 snd-pcm-oss

cat /proc/asound/cards should show the UA-5 if all modules loaded fine after stop/starting alsa:

/etc/init.d/alsa stop
/etc/init.d/alsa start

aplay -D plughw:1,0 foo.wav

aplay -l
<card 0 stuff removed here>
   List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 1: UA5 [UA-5], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

alsamixer -c 1 to use mixer settings on card 1 will return:

no mixer elems found

since these are the hardware knobs on the ua-5 device, nothing will show up in mixer programs but the name "mixer10".

One could put an .asoundrc in here/his home directory:

pcm.ua5 {
    type hw
    card 1
    device 0

ctl.ua5 {
    type hw
    card 1

pcm.!default {
    type plug
    slave {
        pcm ua5

So aplay foo.wav will play just fine (theĀ !default alsa device is now 'linked' to the plughw:1,0 device, the ua-5.

The knob setting 44.1/48/96 KHz speed only gets activated after rebooting the device. (Windows(TM) insideĀ %-)).

XMMS with the xmms-alsa output pluging seems to work.

Please contribute quirks, tips here.

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